Leanne was recognized for being a tireless agent of change, tackling head on the challenges that reflect the under-representation of women in the technology sector. The judging panel was impressed by her work to bridge the gender gap in technology and eliminate the misconception that “women don’t build good tech startups” through She Loves Tech and a global start-up competition. Her efforts to break down barriers and support women entrepreneurs and startups in their own endeavours have demonstrated outstanding leadership and impact, and the judges were unanimous in their choice.
Seema was recognized for demonstrating incredible leadership and entrepreneurial spirit as the co-founder and COO of Nuggets, a payments and ID platform that uses blockchain to define online security and privacy. The judges were impressed by her innovative application of blockchain and biometrics to transform online security, and her contribution to the business’s growth.